publication . Article . 2010

Road traffic injuries in developing countries: research and action agenda

Cheng Min Huang; Adnan A. Hyder; J. Jaime Miranda; Jeffrey C. Lunnen;
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  • Published: 25 Jun 2010 Journal: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública, volume 27 (issn: 1726-4634, eissn: 1726-4642, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Salud (Peru)
Road traffic injury (RTI) is the leading cause of death in persons aged 10-24 worldwide and accounts for about 15% of all male deaths. The burden of RTI is unevenly distributed amongst countries with over eighty-fold differences between the highest and lowest death rates. Thus the unequal risk of RTI occurring in the developing world, due to many reasons, including but not limited to rapid motorization and poor infrastructure, is a major global challenge. This editorial highlights a number of key issues that must inform programs designed to prevent RTI in the developing world, where the epidemic is all the more insidious. firstly, road safety is a development is...
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